Running Trainer is an activity tracking and training app for runners.
Justin Hepner, Running Records, LLC
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day of working on Running Trainer consists of online collaboration with my team or taking the app out for a test jog. When I’m not working on Running Trainer, I’m spending time with my wife and our three daughters, whom I adore, or working on my full-time job.
What inspired you to start your company?
The idea for Running Trainer came to me about ten years ago when I was training to run a marathon for the first time. I found it difficult to stick to a training program and keep track of pace and distance with a stopwatch. I remember thinking, “There must be a better way to do this….” I created a timed audio recording of running cues that I could listen to on my iPod while I ran. It was really effective for me and I decided to share it with other runners. As mobile technology evolved, Running Trainer also evolved and grew into a mobile app which now has a loyal following of runners all over the world (we’ve had over 1 million downloads)! Now I am inspired by the community of other runners who’ve found success from my training programs and by the possibilities for the future of Running Trainer.
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